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Principal Engineering Geologist (San Jose or Alameda, CA) [PREG-SJ]

Job Description: Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical & Environmental Sciences Consultants has an immediate opening for a Principal Engineering Geologist for our San Jose or Alameda, CA office. The successful candidate will perform the following activities: a) Prepare and review geologic maps and cross sections, conduct geologic site reconnaissance and subsurface evaluations, logging of small and large-diameter borings and test pits for evaluation of subsurface soil and geologic conditions, and performing construction observation services. b) Prepare and review scope of services, cost breakdowns, and proposals for geotechnical design and construction projects. c) Review and assist project managers with the accumulation and compilation of geotechnical data including background information, review of geotechnical geohazard maps and fault maps, review and interpretation of aerial photographs, and boring and test pit logs. d) Prepare and oversee field logistics and subcontract management. e) Prepare and review professional geotechnical reports for private industry and governmental agencies. f) Participate in the supervision, training, and mentoring of staff, senior staff, and project level professionals. g) Review contract documents and prepare and review project invoicing. h) Review and implement technical protocols and procedures in accordance with company operating procedures. i) Travel to job sites and meetings with clients, agencies, and third parties. 

Education: B.A./B.S.(M.S. preferred) in Geology, Engineering Geology, or Geological Engineering.

Required Skills: The successful candidate should have 15+ years of experience, preferably with a geotechnical consulting firm or government agency performing most or all of the duties described above. Candidate should have a thorough understanding and knowledge of soils classification, engineering geologic description, and field mapping. Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, positive attitude, good organizational skills, and a strong work ethic. Must be able to work both independently and as a team member. Must have a current valid driver's license.

Required Certifications: Professional Geologist (PG), Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG).

Status: Full time

Location: San Jose or Alameda, CA

Salary: $125,000-170,000, depending on qualifications

Reference ID: PREG-SJ

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About Ninyo & Moore:

Ninyo & Moore, an ENR Top 500 Design Firm, is a professional geotechnical and environmental sciences consulting firm providing services in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, soil and materials testing, special inspection, soil and groundwater contamination assessment, site remediation, hazardous building materials, industrial hygiene, and occupational safety.

Our geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing specialists provide services to clients in both the public and private sectors. With offices in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Utah, our firm is fully committed to being responsive, cost-efficient, and thorough in meeting the clients’ project needs and objectives.

The quality of Ninyo & Moore’s personnel base has become widely recognized. The firm employs 600 professionals, including registered geotechnical and civil engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, engineering geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists, field technicians, special deputy inspectors and specialists in fields such as regulatory issues and interpretation, hazardous waste management, health and safety, and remedial action planning.

Ninyo & Moore offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.


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